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Home of the Month


New Century Modern

We just listed this amazing original modern interpretation by Jay Reynolds AIA of the indoor-outdoor connectivity of desert mid-century modern living in Palm Desert. It has been widely featured in books and magazines. Demonstrating openness, the entry provides lines of sight to all parts of the home - to one side is an art wall the length of the guest wing, and to the other wing, the kitchen and living areas and a wall of light walnut ceiling height cabinetry to that end of the house. Varied ceiling heights and vaulting help define rooms that can be easily reconfigured by large sliding walls, for privacy or space. The minimalist design is enhanced by striking architectural features, and the quality and finish of fixtures, appliances and built-ins. All bedrooms have sliding glass access to the pool and patio. The main living area has collapsing sliding patio doors. The home is over a decade old but the design is as fresh as today. This must be considered by anyone looking for a high end modernism home. Click here   



 Historic Butterfly in

Rancho Mirage (Sold)


A remodeled Butterfly-roof Mid-Century Modern with a Historical (but revocable) designation that also recognizes its authenticity with a significant tax break.  Featuring exposed- beam high ceilings, an expanse of clerestory windows and sliders, it is up to date with porcelain tile floors, custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, Grohe fixtures, engineered-stone counter tops, all stainless steel appliances with Viking counter-top gas range, built-in gas oven, dishwasher, and new stacked Whirlpool Washer and Dryer.  The expansive, rear patio garden with new custom landscaping is designed for outdoor entertaining. Surrounded by hedges and citrus trees, the home is very private.  It is located in the sixteen home MCM enclave of Tamarisk Rancho, master-planned by William Krisel  where Groucho Marx, Barbara Sinatra and other luminaries vacationed.  The park-like setting has an Olympic-size community pool that is a popular community gathering area. Some furnishings available per inventory.

Classic Mid-Century Modern Butterfly $569,000 (Sold)


This classic mid-century modern Butterfly remodel in Rancho Mirage comes with letters and drawings from Architect William Krisel to the Seller identifying it as a Model A-1, Valley of the Sun home, by developers Maus and Holstein. The light and bright living area has a rising ceiling, with clerestory windows and glass sliders facing West to the pool and mountains. Renovated and updated by interior designer Edward Schilling using the best materials it boasts slate floors throughout, Cherry Wood kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, marble countertops and backsplashes, double-paned glass and sliders, a heated pool and more. The landscaping has been recently updated around the pool area and the private grassy area by the kumquat tree. This home may qualify as a historic building with associated tax benefits.

Mid-Century Modern with Just a Touch of Mediterranean - $529,000 (Sold)


An architecturally and fully remodeled Mid Century Modern near El Paseo. This has a south and pool-facing high-ceilinged main living area, clerestory windows, 24 inch porcelain tile, with CaesarStone counter-tops, white cabinetry and stainless steel in the kitchen. Sliders on both sides of the house and the bedrooms open to decks and warm desert breezes. The large and private (in front and back) lot has shaded and sunny areas and is artfully desert-landscaped. Features include an office area, double garage, two-zone air conditioning, appliances, and a Home Warranty. A resort home designed for our desert resort area. Architect's preliminary design for a 3rd bedroom is available.

Significant "Cody" Mid-Century Modern in Rancho Mirage (Sold)

We just listed this historically significant "Cody" Mid-Century Modern in Rancho Mirage. This timeless, captivating Cody mid-century modern has been thoroughly updated without loss of its original style and integrity. The angular walls and roofline; open floor plan with generous amounts of glass, are in his classic style. Although believed to be by William F Cody, this has not been confirmed, but the City has designated this home as historically significant. Wonderful news for golfers the new owners are eligible for nomination for membership in Thunderbird Country Club!


Well located in central Rancho Mirage, on an eye-catching, private (approx.) 1/3 acre desert-landscaped corner lot, it has two solid steel gates that open to the circular driveway with a large parking area and double garage. Stonework (Palm Springs Gold) on the house looks the same as that Cody used on his awarding winning Del Marcos Hotel in Palm Springs.

Visitors are greeted with panoramic view of the pool and patio through eight glass panels. To your right is the dining area with patio access, and the kitchen, which has been completely renovated with Caesarstone Quartz countertops, hardwood maple cabinets and new appliances including a Bosch dishwasher. Find cork flooring in these areas, while the rest of the house boasts laminate wood floors, except for the bathrooms. The kitchen has direct access to the garage and laundry area.

The airy living room has the same glowing stonework surrounding the fireplace as found on the front of the house. South facing, it opens to the pool and patio, as do the first master and the third bedroom with a large closet, which has been opened for use as a den. The living room has double sliders that extend this area to the outdoors.

All the bathrooms have been updated. There is salt and pepper terrazzo for the floor and sunken tub in the first master, and Italian tile in the second master- and third bathrooms. The well-separated second master suite has a walk-in shower and private patio.

A cool-deck patio surrounds the 16 x 32 swimming pool with a 10 deep diving end, a fountain, and overlooks attractive desert landscaping with palms, mature cacti and fruit trees. Shade is provided by overhangs and retractable awnings.

All the windows and sliders have been replaced by Low-E double-paned glass with invisible V-Kool film, and most have Mecho mesh window shades. The original 2 x 6 construction has other updates that include two tank-less water heaters, dual-zone air conditioning, newer pool equipment and crushed stone roof. 

It also shares the same block as the famed Kenaston Residence, used by many Hollywood stars. An outstanding home at a very reasonable price.

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